RN to BSN Degree Completion
The RN-BSN curriculum is taught fully online in a 7-week format (except for NRS 475/4585 which is 14 weeks). In addition, our online program offers in-state tuition, even if you are an out-of-state or international student.
The RN- BSN Completion will:
- Provide students with a nursing education that meets the highest standards of the profession
- Foster critical thinking related to nursing care delivery and phenomena across the lifespan
- Facilitate the continued development of clinical decision-making skills based on ethical, legal, and cultural perspectives
- Integrate the concepts of evidence based practice into nursing care delivery
- Nurture a commitment to lifelong learning and prepare students for further education at the graduate level
Plan of study
Effective Fall 2017
Semester 1: 13 credits
|FIRST HALF||NRS 221/2021|
Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Education
|SECOND HALF||NRS 340/3531|
Health Promotion in the Community
Research Basis of Nursing Practice
|FIRST HALF||NRS 355/3541|
Nursing Leadership and Health Care Issues
Nursing Care of Populations with Health Disparities
|SECOND HALF||NRS 426/4561|
|14 WEEKS||NRS 475/4585|
Nursing Capstone Experience
32 Total Credits completed in 12 months at a cost of $13,817 (based on tuition rates in 2017). Scholarships just for transfer students available. Admit in fall, winter & summer.
Additional 30 credits awarded for successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. If transferring in without the completion of the MTA/MACRAO, please reference the General Education Transfer Guide for courses that satisfy individual categories. (NOTE: Go to PROGRAM GUIDES TAB, click on your college)
Part Time Plan of Study available with Academic Adviser.
- Satisfactory completion of a Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing program from a regionally accredited nursing program with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better
- Valid unrestricted RN license
- Go to oakland.edu/apply to create an admissions account and submit a transfer undergraduate application (Select “Nursing, Current RNs only [RN/BSN] – Online”)
- Have official transcripts mailed directly from each college or university you attended to: Undergraduate Admissions, Oakland University, 101 North Foundation Hall, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401
When your OU application file is complete, Undergraduate Admissions will forward it to the School of Nursing. You will be notified by Undergraduate Admissions when you have been admitted to OU. Following your admission to OU, you will receive information regarding transfer student orientation. During this orientation, you will meet with a School of Nursing academic adviser to develop a plan of study to complete your BSN degree.
Transfer Student Orientation is divided into two components — online and in-person. All transfer students are required to complete both components of orientation.
Please note: Students will be unable to register for courses until completion of Transfer Student Orientation Part Two.
|June 21||11 a.m.||Human Health Building Room 2018|
|July 18||2 p.m.||Human Health Building Room 2018|
|Aug. 3||6:30 p.m.||Human Health Building Room 5045|
Sessions last approximately one hour. Program Advising Sessions are conducted in group format and are facilitated by the School of Nursing academic adviser for the program. At this session, you will learn about the Oakland University admission criteria and process, School of Nursing admission criteria and process, and program overview of the curriculum. Individual questions will be answered at the end of the session if time remains. We will be happy to review your transcripts once you have been officially admitted to Oakland University. We are are unable to review transcripts at these sessions.
Please read over the information on the website prior to attending.
Directions: Enter OU off Walton Drive at West Oakland Drive. Use Parking Lot #3. For a copy of the Oakland University campus map, please visit www.oakland.edu/map .
Please allow additional time for parking. Plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled Program Advising Session time.